Research course

Fluids Engineering

University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Research in fluids engineering requires a good first degree in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Some projects can be conducted by students with a strong background in mathematics, physics or material science. Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Fluids Engineering in Liverpool is home to world-class researchers in the fields of fluid mechanics and soft matter.

Our areas of interest are broad and cover a range of activities including: CFD method development; transition, turbulence and drag reduction; aerodynamics; soft matter including non-Newtonian fluid flows and rheology; tidal stream turbines; multiphase flows and droplet dynamics. In particular:

Wall-bounded turbulent flows, such as boundary layers, pipe and channel flows using advanced experimental techniques, such as stereoscopic PIV measurements, to study fundamental features of the complex turbulent flow with the purpose to optimise mixing, heat transfer, and frictional drag in industrial applications.

Drop impact dynamics and capillary breakup of complex fluids, such as polymer solutions or gels, and concentrated colloidal suspensions with applications in food processing, inkjet printing or manufacturing, dispensing systems.

The Fluids Engineering group also has a strong expertise in the rheology and fluid dynamics of complex fluids, such as polymer solutions and melts, surfactant solutions, colloidal particle suspensions, foams, emulsions, gels and pastes, with applications in process engineering, biopharmaceuticals, home and personal care products, food, and cosmetics.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,195 Part-time: £2,098 (2017)
International students
Full-time: £18,900, Part-time: £9,450 (2017)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
48 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927